Thursday, May 30, 2013

The 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg is Almost Here

The Associated Press reports on the preparations for the big event.  Here is a taste:

A groomed path to the top of Little Round Top. Expanded cellphone coverage. Dozens of portable toilets.

The National Park Service and a cadre of community organizers are busily putting the finishing touches on preparations for the commemoration of the pivotal battle of the American Civil War that cemented this small Pennsylvania town’s place in U.S history. Tens of thousands of visitors are expected for a 10-day schedule of events that begin June 29.

“I think we’re ready,” Bob Kirby, superintendent of Gettysburg National Military Park, said in a recent interview . “We’re ready for what the world would like to see.”

And Messiah College's own senior history major Elizabeth Motich will be right in the middle of it all.  She is blogging about her summer internship at Gettysburg during the 150th anniversary celebration. (Unfortunately her blog is set to private--I hope she will open it up so we all can follow her musings).